ePubs

The open archive for STFC research publications

Full Record Details

Persistent URL http://purl.org/net/epubs/work/35333
Record Status Checked
Record Id 35333
Title UDDI and Web Services Inspection for e-Science
Contributors
Abstract In this paper we describe how a private UK e-Science UDDI registry or Web Services Inspection document hosted by the Grid Support Centre might be used to register information about e-Science virtual organisations and to enable inter-working between them by exposing their contacts and service points. We propose using UDDI and WS-Inspection as sources of information about UK e-Science projects and also show how individual projects might use the same technology. Examples of the latter are the CCLRC Integrated e-Science Environment (IeSE) and EPSRC's MyGrid, DiscoveryNet and Comb-e-Chem projects. These show how UDDI could be used within a single e-Science project for discovery of its own businessEntities and services by high-level components such as applications and portals. APIs are available to access this information in e-Science applications. We believe that providing interfaces to e-Science projects using Web services which are, or are likely to become, standards, such as UDDI and WS-Inspection, will facilitate commercial uptake. A partly moderated top-level service would build confidence, allow for testing but still provide the capability to register with the worldwide Universal Business Registry using the ``publisherAssertion'' capability to establish relationships. This will become important as projects become mature and wish to expose their services to international partners. It nevertheless remains to be seen how the proposed services could be accessed via the so-called ``tModels''. This document may from the basis of a UK e-Science UDDI registry policy document, see Chapter 9 of the UDDI v3 Specification.
Organisation CCLRC , ESC , ESC-GTG
Keywords WS-Inspection , Archaeology , e-Science Services , UDDI
Funding Information
Related Research Object(s):
Language English (EN)
Type Details URI(s) Local file(s) Year
Preprint 2005. uddi.pdf 2005
Showing record 1 of 1
RCUK
Science and Technology Facilities Council Switchboard: 01793 442000